Nick Lloyd writes that
I suspect that this story is based on the tale of the famously wicked and mean King John of England, who famously (and wickedly) lost his treasures in The Wash in an age when folks like ostensibly Leicester res/dom Cathar-killer Simon de Montfort (whose death is still celebrated in Languedoc) had a weekend hideaway in the south of France, an age moreover when Provençal and Langue d’Oc-ian stories and style were dearly sought after in Catalonia.
- Buried Moorish treasure
This bit from James Richardson, Travels in Morocco (1860) sounds like the many Spanish myths of troves (often guarded by dragons)
- From Charles Trenet, two musical De Gaulle anecdotes
Re the songs, L’âme des poètes and Douce France.
- Patron saint of Barcelona swapped because of climate change?
When the original cathedral was consecrated in 1058, it was dedicated to the Holy Cross and to St Eulalia, who on
- ETA bomb in Catalonia
The “150kg ETA bomb” on the beach at Sant Carles de la Ràpita is an obvious hoax designed by PP-puppet Zapatero
- “My great uncle took the Spanish government into exile”
From the often superb BBC WWII site: As France fell my great uncle Ioannis (John) Colentzos was captain of a Greek freighter